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any variable component added to an experiment, plan, or the like that can be manipulated to allow leeway for error.

noun phrase

An arbitrary percentage added to a proposed contract or estimate to allow for adverse contingencies: How many will die? Current projections are pure darts at a board, an enormous extrapolation coupled with a fudge factor (1962+)


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